Are TENA products safe to use?
What is in a TENA product?
|Surface material||Fiber material made of polypropylene/polyethylene polyester/viscose.||The material helps keep skin dry by wicking liquid away from the skin.|
|Acquisition layer||Apertured polyethylene film or nonwoven polypropylene fibers depending on product type.||Transports liquid from the surface to the center of the product, where the liquid is stored.|
|Absorbent core||Paper pulp, a combination of paper pulp and superabsorbent polymers.||Absorbs and stores the liquids.|
|Adhesive||The adhesive consists of various polymers and synthetic resins.|
The adhesive has two functions:
|Backsheet material||Polyethylene film, Polypropylene film, and/or Polypropylene fiber depending on product type.||Prevents leakage.|
|Fastening material||Polypropylene materials||Keeps the product in place.|
|Elastic material||Synthetic yarn composed poly filaments or polyurethane foam depending on product type.||Gives the product a good fit.|
|Ink||Emphasizes the product's shape and function.|
|Release paper||Silicone coated paper.||A paper that protects the adhesive on the back of the product.|
|Single pack (regards certain products)||Polyethylene film, which is silicone coated in some products.||Protects the product individually to promote good hygiene.|
|External product packaging||Polyethylene bags or boxes.|
Protects the product.
Renewable paper pulp: Pulp made of wood fiber from responsibly managed forests. The pulp is used in all absorbent products.
Fiber material (non-woven): A thin, textile-like material. The term is used in the textile industry for materials that are neither woven nor knitted, such as felt.
Polymers Large-chain molecules that can be either natural or synthetic. For instance, plastic as well as your DNA consist of polymers.
Polypropylene/polyethylene/polyester: Some of the world's most common plastic types. Used in a wide range of everyday products, from underwear to blankets.
Superabsorbent polymer (SAP): Used for its moisture-retaining ability. Commonly used in absorbent briefs, pads, diapers and compresses.
Synthetic resin: Viscous liquids that harden quickly, making them ideal for binding together materials.